What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Connecticut Writers Read

  Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.The series continues with poet Charles Rafferty and fiction writer Ethan Rutherford. They will read from both published works and works in progress, with time between for discussion and Q & A with the audience about the craft of writing. Light refreshments and books available for purchase. No registration necessary.

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Needle Felting With Katie

Monday, September 25th from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Katie Stevenson will teach us to create a small animal or flower using a burred needle and colored wool. All materials will be provided for a $6.00 supply fee. Adults and teens.

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Intelligent Marketing & Research Funding Resources for Nonprofits

Thursday, September 28th, 6:00-8:00pm In this workshop, we will be focusing on creative marketing strategies and Foundation Online Professional, a powerful database tool for nonprofits looking to research funding resources.  Presented by The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity (TANGO) and the C.H. Booth Library. Wine, cheese and light snacks will be provided.  Reservations are recommended.  Contact the Reference desk for more information (203) 426-8552 or email:  boothref@chboothlibrary.org. This program is offered in partnership with the Chamber of ...

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker, Thursdays, September 21st-October 12th between 4:30-5:30 pm. in the children's story hour room. Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Tucker was rescued after undergoing major throat surgery when he was a puppy so he needs to wear a gentle leader instead of a ...

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How to Pay For College

Wednesday, October 4th 7-8 pm. Sean Flynn, a certified college planning specialist will show you how to pay for college without bankrupting your retirement. There will be time for questions.

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Sophfronia Scott Book Talk and Signing

Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Join us to celebrate the publication of Sophfronia Scott's new novel, Unforgivable Love, a retelling of Dangerous Liaisons set in the glittering and dramatic world of 1930s and 40s Harlem. There will be refreshments and books available for purchase.

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Creative Writing for grades 6-8

Thursdays from 6-8 pm on October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2. In this writing group Aimee Pokwatka will help you explore the basic craft of fiction.

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Mini Makers: Arts, Crafts and Messy Play

Drop by the children's story hour room, Fridays:  October 6th-December 8th from 1-3pm for creative fun.  For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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To Succeed in Sales

Tuesday, October 10th, Noon-1:00pm The monthly Brown Bag Business Hour welcomes Fred Ventresca of Value Creation Partners for a very special presentation on sales: Learn the top 10 reasons why your sales might not be increasing as planned. Learn appropriate actions designed to address common sales challenges for businesses of all sizes. Please note:  RSVP is required for this event.  Call the Reference desk at (203) 426-8552 or email boothref@chboothlibrary.org The Library’s business programs are offered in partnership with ...

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Learn to Sew (For teens ages 12 - 19)

Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30-7 pm. Instructor Jeannine Clegg will help you learn the basics of using a sewing machine.  For our project we will create an infinity scarf. All supplies included for a $7 materials fee.  Class size limited to six. Please register on library calendar.

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The Literature of War: Three Novels of 20th-century Wars

Join Mark Schenker of Yale College for discussions of three novels that have made, or are destined to make, significant contributions to the literature of war: All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), Out Stealing Horses (2003), and The Things They Carried (1990). These prize-winning works—about WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War, respectively—are written by a German, a Norwegian and an American, and engage the experience of war in ways that only fiction can. October 14 ...

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Multisensory Play Group

Multisensory Play Group

Play group meets monthly on the following Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30am:       October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th. Children ages 2 1/2 -5, (in all stages of developmental abilities), along with an adult partner are welcome.  Children will engage in a variety of sensory and language rich activities under the guidance of a certified Speech and Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.  The professionals will assist parents and children with strategies to ...

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Be Inspired by Famous Artists with Randi Rote

Monday afternoons 4:30-5:30pm:  October 16th, October 30th and November 13th. Artist Randi Rote will introduce the art of Grant Wood, Wassily Kandinsky and Dale Chihuly. Children will create art in the style of the artist of the week using a variety of mediums and techniques. For ages 6-10. Register online.

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Card Making Workshop

Tuesday, October 17th at 4:00 in the Meeting Room. Lori Pinto will teach you how to make five cards. All materials are included for a $5.00 supply fee. Adults and older children, please.

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Understanding Medicare

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. Margaret Ackley will answer all questions, and each attendee will receive a free Medicare Guide. If you are over 65, approaching 65 or under 65 with certain disabilities this program is for you!

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Turkey Trot Registration is OPEN!

Attention runners, dashers, trotters, and walkers! Registration is NOW OPEN Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and so will the 2017 Newtown Turkey Trot. Thank you for your past support. We have some exciting news for this years race. We are going to have 2 professional sound systems at the start and the finish line this year. We are going to pre-order shirts for all runners/walkers up to maximum number of participants the course can hold. ...

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Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some family fun as summer winds down? Keeping house guests entertained? We've got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

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Young Adult Council Meeting

First meeting of the 2017-18 school year is Monday, September 18th from  4:00-5:15 pm (Please note later start time) The Young Adult Council (for grades 6-12) meets during the school year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and help make C.H.Booth Library a welcoming library to teens. Meets in the Meeting Room of the library. And, of course, there will always be snacks!  Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting Dates for 2017-18 School Year September ...

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book StoreLittleBookStoreChildrensActivities
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

Check out the selection of Children’s Activities books!


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Local and regional support organizations and services.

New Stories for Newtown is now available.

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